News Archive - Articles Published in Gas, Electricity & Water
Landline to Mobile Calls 'Too Expensive'22 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonA campaign is launched to force mobile operators to reduce their connection charges. New Rules to Offer 'Swift Resolution' to Telecoms Complaints20 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonTelecoms watchdog Ofcom is introducing new regulations which aim to speed up the complaints process. Brits 'Turning Back to Landlines'18 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonLandlines could see a surge in usage as Britons attempt to reduce their telecoms spend in light of the recession, a new survey finds. Proposals for Energy Efficiency 'Not Working'13 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonA big overhaul of the gas and electricity plans is needed at the highest levels, Consumer Focus says. Light Bulb Ban 'Will Save Consumers Money'12 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonMove aims to reduce the usage of light bulbs with poor energy efficiency ratings by 2012 - but will also save consumers money on electricity bills, according to a consumer group. Smart Meters For All by 202011 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonA leading energy supplier has welcomed the government initiative. British Gas Cuts Electricity Tariffs by 10%08 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonBritish Gas customers stand to benefit from a new cut in electricity costs. TalkTalk Introduces Free Local Landline Calls05 May 2009 | by Jayne DavisonTelecoms firm believes BT customers could save £448 million by switching provider. Bigger Grants for Fuel-Poor Households 'Welcome'24 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonMaximum payments will now be £4,000, the government has said. Ofcom Introduces New Rules on 0870 Numbers24 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonTelecoms watchdog intends to reduce cost of 0870 numbers while also raising public awareness of the cost of calling them. Homeless Landline Service Gains 2,000th User20 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonVoiceMail4All offers a service for people living on the street who have no access to a phone. Silent Calls 'Decreasing'15 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonThe number of 'silent calls' received by consumers has dropped considerably since new Ofcom regulations were introduced, research shows. Water UK Defends Rising Bill Costs15 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonThis year's 4.1% increase is justified by the financial burdens faced by water providers, according to the organisation. Water Firms Propose Bill Hikes08 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonHikes of up to 3.4 percent a year for customers have been requested under the providers' 2010-15 plans. CCW Welcomes Calls for Water Metering03 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonThe recommendations of a new Environment Agency report could help lower customer bills, experts claimed. Senior Staff at French Nuclear Giant EDF Accused of Spying on Greenpeace02 Apr 2009 | by Michael RossSenior staff at state-owned energy company, EDF, have been charged with engaging in industrial espionage against Greenpeace France. BT and TalkTalk Increase Landline Tariffs01 Apr 2009 | by Jayne DavisonTwo of the country's largest landline providers have announced increases to their monthly charges. Government 'Will Recommend Water Metering'30 Mar 2009 | by Jayne DavisonUtilities costs could be cut over the long term by the metering, which encourages householders to waste less water. Consumer Focus Welcomes Effort to Regularise Energy Costs27 Mar 2009 | by Jayne DavisonThe group added that it awaits concrete proposals from the watchdog on making energy bills fairer. Direct Debit Energy Payments Criticised25 Mar 2009 | by Jayne DavisonGas and electricity firms leave customers routinely 'in credit' - meaning that they are effectively borrowing money from them interest free.